Florida horse trainer accused of animal abuse

TAMPA (WFLA) — An Olympic horse trainer is under investigation for alleged animal abuse.

NBC affiliate WPTV said Cesar Parra, a horse trainer in Jupiter Farms, has been suspended by the International Federation of Equestrian Sports (FEI) after several riders alleged they witnessed the abuse on videos posted to social media.

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A video showing a man who appeared to be Parra whipping several horses on his property was sent to WPTV.

In a statement sent to the station, the FEI said in part:

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